Spotlight on Lionel Hampton & His Big Orchestra. Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra. No information is provided on the album jacket as to the orchestra members or the origin of these tracks. All I can tell is this: (1) recordings date from 1942 or after, (2) sounds like live performances, (3) recording quality is poor, (4) it sounds like these tracks were sourced from 78's (lots of surface noise), (5) the recordings were subjected to the dreaded "rechanneled for stereo". Not the best Lionel Hampton listening. Transfer from the original Stereo Spectrum Records LP SDLP-157-B by Bob Varney.